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Old 05-16-2006, 11:48 PM
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Annnnnnnd alas, in Canada you would go to jail for protecting your property in such an efficient way
I think deadly man traps are illegal in every western country.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:11 AM
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My grandfather always had a blank switch installed in the center console which was a cut off switch. (This was in germany).
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:20 AM
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unplugging the glow plug relay would work. Believe it or not, they may be casing the area for stuff like stereos. They make fake stereo covers that attach with velcro that look like a cheap AM radio that nobody would want.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:27 AM
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The New York solution is a big sign "NO RADIO" in the window

But that doesn't always work

---Couple of guys did that, came back and the window was smashed, and the thief put a sign in the car that said


GET ONE!!!

and someone else got a sign that said

JUST CHECKING!
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:26 PM
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But that doesn't always work

---Couple of guys did that, came back and the window was smashed, and the thief put a sign in the car that said


GET ONE!!!

and someone else got a sign that said

JUST CHECKING!
I walked past an explored the other day with a post it in the window that said "Door is unlocked, comeon in".
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:31 PM
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They probably don't want to steal the car. But they probably want the head unit, same thing happend to the po of my SD a few years ago.

I'd buy a cheap new head unit with a face plate the comes off. Without the face plate it is pretty useless to them, and its hard to tell whats in the dash at night without a face plate.


Check your local laws but I am pretty sure if you are in TX you can shoot them.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:34 PM
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Check your local laws but I am pretty sure if you are in TX you can shoot them.
In TX you can pretty much shoot anyone, anytime, for any reason.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:35 PM
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Thats why its such a good state. Camp outside with a shot gun and open up after they break the cars window.

Have lawyer on speed dial...
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:40 PM
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In TX you can pretty much shoot anyone, anytime, for any reason.
YEAH??!!

You just solved the illegal immigration problem
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:42 PM
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YEAH??!!

You just solved the illegal immigration problem
Everyone except the National Guard will be armed.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:53 AM
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Today one of my neighbours came to me and told me a few guys were trying to break into my 82 300sd . I have no idea if they were just looking to steal the three cents in the center cosole , take my 10 year old Alpine tape deck or take it all along with the car. So anyway, now i'm a little concerned. I don't have an alarm or a club or anything. And to be honest my SD is the only thing of any value that I have. Needless to say I would hate to loose it. Anyway what i'm looking to find out is how difficult would it be for a couple of looser asshats to steal my ride and what might I be able to disconnect under the hood outside of the obvious things to keep my baby from being stolen.Also, if anyone feels a need to describe how to break into and steal an 82 could you please keep that info to yourself and not post it.Thanks ,Mike
Hmmm... I don't think they are going to be driving away with your 126 any time soon.... If you take a moment to look at your key you will notice that its the high security key thats nearly identical to the laser cut key my 140 has.... Punching the ignition is impossible on these cars as the ignition is made of brittle metal and is designed to break..... All of the under dash wiring is encased in a thick metal housing...... I would be more worried about people lurking around with a tow truck.......

As many owners have found out it takes a locksmith about 2-3 hours to replace a broken ignition tumbler in the event that it breaks in the dash.... It involves the dash being partially dissasembled and part of the ignition being cut out with a power saw....... If your ignition switch is acting funky its about $70 to get a tumbler matched to your VIN and takes about 10 minutes to replace it if you get it before it fails...... If you wait until it breaks the bill can easily top $700.

A kill switch would be a waste of time.... The car itself is VERY well protected from the factory...... Why do you think Honda's and Toyotas are top on the most stolen lists? They are easy to steal.... A Mercedes is easily worth twice its original sticker price in parts alone but they are so hard to steal the thieves leave them alone......
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:49 AM
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Put you a pit bull in the car and then let them have a go at it.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:07 AM
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A sawed-off shotgun, mounted under the driver's seat pointing straight up. The seat spring is then wired directly to the trigger mechanism.

Just be careful and don't forget about it........

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Old 05-19-2006, 10:13 AM
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only if you use a key

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add a switch between the wire from the ignition to the solenoid. very low amps and will stop it from cranking
most thiefs don't have the key, better place is between starter and battery, MUCH higher amps, but pretty hard to bypass.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:25 PM
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besides breaking the window on a w126, have you ever tried to break in one? It is not as easy as you'd think. I doubt they were trying to steal the car- older diesels are not high on anyone's list of "hot" cars to steal.
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